Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA)

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EHR And The VA: Part I – History

Kathy Tong | EHR Intelligence | April 19, 2013

One of the earliest EHR pioneers was the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA started its shift from a paper-based to computer-based records system in the 1980s (ideas for it were discussed a decade earlier). Called the Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP), the system was designed to bring consistent, standardized patient data into a locally centralized repository. Read More »

FedPod: IT Update With VA CTO Peter Levin

David Stegon | FedScoop | October 24, 2012

Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Technology Officer Peter Levin gives a VA IT update and discusses OSEHRA, Blue Button and open source software. Read More »

Finding value in 'open' EHR solutions

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | July 16, 2012

Over the past two decades, the open source movement has gained momentum and many of champions provide valuable services to the entire internet community (e.g., Wikimedia). But the practice is not without its detractors. “When it comes to open source,” explains OSEHRA President and CEO Seong K. Mun, PhD, “many think of it as free and therefore no good or unreliable.” And that’s just the layperson’s opinion. Imagine how doctors, some of the most skeptical professionals around, respond when presented with the idea of an open source electronic health record (EHR). Read More »

Fixing The VA-DOD Health System Fiasco

Peter Levin | Politico | May 14, 2013

As health care plans nationwide enter the home stretch of implementing electronic records under the framework of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, and military service disability claims backlogs grow in size and attention, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon need a much more coherent approach to modernize and deploy their electronic health record systems. Read More »

Gartner: Big Data & Open Data will generate billions in business

Nathan Eddy | eWeek | October 19, 2012

The rise of big data—a broad term that encompasses the mountain of information flowing into businesses—has posed particular challenges for organizations of all sizes, and investments in big data infrastructure and management is projected to drive $28 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, according to an Oct. 17 research report from IT analytics firm Gartner. Read More »

Group Contracted To Study DoD-VA iEHR Migration At Pacific JITC

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | October 29, 2012

The Military Health System (MHS) has awarded Eleu Pacific Partners a two-year, $11.2 million contract to conduct a feasibility study of the transition and migration strategies to be used by the Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC), according to an announcement by Tricare Management Activity (TMA). Read More »

Health eTime Scheduler: the Winning Solution

On October 3, 2013, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the winners of its Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest. The Health eTime solution, developed by MedRed LLC, BT and VISTA Expertise Network, was named as 1st Place winner and awarded a $1.85 million prize. VA evaluators determined that Health eTime best instantiated their next generation scheduling requirements...What follows is a summation of the contest process, our efforts, as well as details of the emerging Health eTime solution. Read More »

Health eTime Wins VA Medical Appointment Scheduling Contest to Enhance Care for Veterans

Press Release | MedRed, LLC, VISTA Expertise Network, BT | October 14, 2013

Application developed by MedRed, BT and VISTA Expertise Network takes first place with comprehensive system that advances scheduling capacities for all involved in veterans’ care Read More »

Help A US Gov't Agency Switch To Open Source, Win $3 Million

Neil McAllister | The Register | January 11, 2013

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to upgrade the 25-year-old software that powers its nationwide health care system, and it's betting real money that open source is the way to do it. Read More »

HIMSS13: Open Source 'Best Practices' in the Federal Sector

The following are some of notes and observations from one of Open Health News content contributors, Marc Wine, on one of the sessions he attended about the VA VistA system, OSEHRA, and some Open Source 'Best Practices' within the Federal government and in the private sector. He recently attended a number of open source and government sessions at the recent HIMSS 2013 conference in New Orleans that attracted over 30,000 attendees. The following are some of his notes and observations from one of the sessions he attended about the VA VistA system, OSEHRA, and best practices Open Source 'Best Practices' within the Federal government and in the private sector. Read More »

House Committee Provides Funds To 'Jumpstart' iEHR

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | May 16, 2013

The House Appropriations Committee fully supports the development of a joint electronic health record system for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, so long as that system is open architecture, Nextgov reports. Read More »

How A Flaw In VA Software Was Found

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | Data Breach Today | December 11, 2013

Security analyst Doug Mackey says his discovery of a vulnerability in the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA electronic health record system highlights the importance of software security testing. Read More »

Is iEHR Really Dead?

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 11, 2013

Is the highly-anticipated joint iEHR that the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have been working on ready for a burial? Or not? Read More »

JANUS 4.0 open source software released by OSEHRA

Conrad Clyburn | OSEHRA Blog | July 14, 2012

...the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has installed its first OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) component at a medical facility. Read More »

Levin Warns On NHS Open Source Approach

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 9, 2013

The former chief technology officer of the US Department of Veterans Affairs has warned that NHS England’s bid to bring open source to the health service will fail without a central authority to curate it. Read More »